FREESE, Hilke 1851-1906
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Date: 3/17/2017 at 15:41:47
Mrs. Freese Dead
Mrs. Asjen Freese, nee Frerichs, died at her home in this city Sunday morning at nine o'clock after a lingering illness with heart and liver trouble.
She was born in Ostfriesland, Germany September 20th, 1851 and with her parents came to Ogle county, Illinois in 1868 from which place she with an uncle came to Iowa in 1869.
She was married to Asjen Freese May 29th, 1871 and together they moved to a farm in Pleasant Valley township. In 1891 they moved to Holland where they lived until 1896, when they came to Grundy Center. Here they lived four years during the time of Mr. Freese's term as sheriff when they moved back to the old home at Holland and lived at that place until April when with her husband and family she moved for the last time back to Grundy Center.
Mrs. Freese had been a constant sufferer for about a year and all that loving hands and medical aid could do was to no avail. About a year ago she was taken to Iowa City for treatment and a half year latter was taken to a hospital at Davenport from which place she returned feeling much better but gradually grew worse and once more she was taken to Colfax but there it was discovered nothing more could be done for her.
She leaves to mourn her death her husband, an aged father and mother, seven children all of whom are girls. They are Mrs. Poppenga, Mrs. Geo. Peters and Mrs. Peter Meyer of Holland and Reka, Tillie, Jennie and Minnie who are at home.
Funeral services conducted by Revs. Oltmans, Hastings, Saalborn, Kuehne were held at the home at 1 p.m. Tuesday after which the remains were taken to Holland church where short services were conducted by Revs. Saalborn, Kuehne, Oltmans, Drake and Heinrichs. She was laid to rest in the Holland cemetery.
--Grundy County Democrat (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 July 1906, pg 2
Obituary of Mrs. Freese
The death of Mrs. Asjen Freese occurred Sunday morning at about 9 o'clock after being confined to her bed for four weeks. She was born in Ostfriesland, Germany, September 20, 1851 and came to America in 1868 settling in Ogle county, Illinois where she lived a year. She then came west to Iowa and married Asjen Freese May 20, 1871. Mr. and Mrs. Freese settled in Pleasant Valley township, Grundy County, where they lived until 1891 when they moved to Holland. In 1896 they came to Grundy Center where they remained for four years and then went back to Holland to make their home. Last spring in April it was Mrs. Freese's desire to move back to Grundy Center, and here she lived until her death.
Mrs. Freeze has been a patient sufferer for about a year and a half, but never complained until her condition became such that her family and friends became alarmed. Everything possible in the way of medical aid was done. She was taken to Iowa City, Davenport and Colfax but it was all of no avail.
About four weeks ago Mrs. Freese took to bed and there all that patient and loving hands of daughters and friends could do was done for her.
Mrs. Freese was the mother of eight children, seven of whom are living. Four years ago she was called upon to mourn the loss of one daughter, Dena, who is buried at Holland and from that time dates her sickness.
She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, four daughters at home, Reka, Tillie, Jennie and Minnie, three married daughters, Mrs. P. A. Meyer, Mrs. Geo. Peters and Mrs. C. Poppenga, an aged mother and father, Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Frerichs, two brothers, John Frerichs of Holland and H. Frerichs of Grundy Center, and four grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Tuesday from the home in Grundy Center conducted by Rev. Hastings after which the remains were taken to Holland where services were held in the Lutheran church and the remains laid to rest in the cemetery at that place.
Mrs. Freese was loved and respected by all who knew her. Many beautiful flowers and the large number in attendance at the funeral services attested the esteem in which she was held.
Those in attendance from a distance were G. Buus and wife of Lennox, S.D., the latter a sister of Mr. Freese and Mrs. D. Hawk of Davenport, the nurse who attended Mrs. Freese while she was in the sanitarium at that place.
--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 12 July 1906, pg 1
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